Obituary for Betty Watson

Published 3:11 pm Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Betty Catherine Long Watson

Betty Catherine Long Watson passed away peacefully on Sept. 16, 2015 at her residence after a brief illness.
Funeral arrangements will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at 1:00 PM at St. Mark Baptist Church, with Christian Memorial Funeral Home directing. Internment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
She was born on June 28, 1929, in Brewton to the late Noah and Jessie (Lewis) Long. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Watson, Jr., ten siblings and a son in law.
She lived a Christ centered life after accepting Jesus as her Lord and Savior at an early age. Her legacy of serving, joy, genuine love and forgiveness has touched generations. Although she birthed only one child, she was a mother and mother-figure to numerous other children. Her motherly love legacy didn’t stop there, as she went on to spiritually adopt numerous other children. She simply loved people, especially children. She felt that showing genuine love would bring about change. She was affectionately called by most “Nana” or “Mama Betty.” although we miss her dearly, the love and Jesus lessons she shared will comfort and remain with us.
She was faithful to God and her church. She remained a Sunday school teacher until her health prevented her from doing so until Aug. 17, 2015. Her heart and concern was always with others even at great sacrifice.
She leaves precious memories to her beloved children, Cathy (Glenn) Echols, Kelly (Watson) Mackey, Trini (LaShawnda) Watson and Monica Watson; a grandchild, Portia Lett; a sister, Annie Laura (Long) Hardy; five great grandchildren, Kendall Mackey, Konnor Mackey, Treylon Watson, Me’Khia Williams and Ziah Watson; and numberous other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Sunday School Scholarship Fund, 1970 Pea Ridge Rd., Brewton, Al 36426.
The family of Betty C. Watson acknowledges with grateful appreciation all acts of kindness rendered during these hours of sorrow.